Chapter 54. A Novel Process for Synthesizing Nanostructured Carbides: Mechanically Activated Synthesis

  1. Don Bray
  1. Ruiming Ren,
  2. Zhenguo Yang and
  3. Leon L. Shaw

Published Online: 23 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294499.ch54

22nd Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 19, Issue 4

22nd Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 19, Issue 4

How to Cite

Ren, R., Yang, Z. and Shaw, L. L. (1998) A Novel Process for Synthesizing Nanostructured Carbides: Mechanically Activated Synthesis, in 22nd Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 19, Issue 4 (ed D. Bray), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294499.ch54

Author Information

  1. Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375594

Online ISBN: 9780470294499

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Keywords:

  • diagnosis;
  • parameters;
  • fluidizer;
  • humidity;
  • atomizing

Summary

Nanostructured SiC and TiC have been synthesized through a novel process called as mechanically activated synthesis (MAS). The basic form of the MAS process is to mechanically activate reactants (e.g., SiO2 and C for synthesizing SiC, and TiO2 and C for synthesizing TiC) at room temperature through high energy ball milling, followed by heating the milled powder mixture to high temperatures to complete the synthetic reaction. The MAS process not only produces nanostructured carbides, but also substantially reduces the time and temperature of carbothermic reduction through which carbides are formed. In this paper, synthesis of nanostructured SiC and TiC through the MAS process is described and the fundaments for this novel process are discussed.